18 October 2020 Red Lentil Tempeh

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A muster of red lentil tempeh was made. Fermented 44 hours at 31C Perfect lentil Tempeh. Method has ben posted several times depicting the preparation method. Only the final ferment is shown.

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16 October 2020 Planting Garlic

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Five 16 foot rows of hard neck garlic was planted. One row of bulbils, one row of rounds and one row of rounds grown two years. And main crop of two rows of main crop cloves. The produce over winters and seems to thrive on some cold. I only recently starting growing bulbils and rounds. It is a little more work but rejuvenates the garlic stock yearly. I only grow hard neck. Required are about 100 plants. It always grows well in my area.It keeps in my little cold room for about 7 to 8 months.

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13 October 2020 Decarboxylating Marijuana (Pressure Canner)

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Decarboxylation marijuana. Marijuana usually needs decarbonylation prior to utilizing. My method is not unknown but seems to be rarely used. It work fine with little hassle. I use pressure canner aften and and am an expert in its use. I usually work with 30 grams of home grown material.
Method. Raw quality product about 30 gram.Remove from support substrate and scissor into small pieces. Place in a liter jar and finger tighten the cap. Place in pressure canner and pressure can at 15 PSI for 40 minute.Done properly the jar material reaches 240F for 40 minutes. Let cool to room and store in freezer or refrigerator.Perfectly Decarboxylated.

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4 October 2020 Concord Grapes (Processing).

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Concord grape processing.Concord grapes pure make a superb drink. Removing the seeds and berry substrate takes some manipulation. The berries are washed, nd swiped across a chicken mesh screen to remove the berry substrate. Pick out as much substrate as possible. Cover with water to thin the product to make easy to drink. Cook until soft and hand blend the berrie into a slurry.Strain the slurry through a 5 mm mesh screen to remove all seeds. Pressure can at 15 PSI in liter jars for long term storage.The process makes a fine table drink and is relatively easy and economic to produce.

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8 October 2020 First of Marijuana Harvest.

A few marijuana plant limbs were harvested. The selected stems were carefully groomed.I usually use an ounce, 30 grams, for my endeavors.
I scissor cut into smaller pieces. The trimmed pot about 30 grams is placed in the aluminium sleeve about 30 grams. I use the Ardent.
Button is pressed. Red light lights and when green light comes on decarbonization is complete, around an hour of supervision.Decarbonization is first step and must be carried out.Filter by straining through a screen mesh

Place output 30 grams in MBM,Magic Butter Machine, with two cups of extra virgin olive oil or two cups of 35% Whipping cream. Both are acceptable fats.

Place the solution in a sealed container, and store in refrigerator or freezer.Let it jell before freezing

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4 October 2020 Concord Grapes (Processing)

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The concord grapes are now in season. I get a bushel from a commercial site for $20.00 and process into pressured canned juice. A bushel of fruit makes about 20 liter jars of juice. A bushel of fruit weighs about 40 pounds. Grapes make a great juice but require processing.
Removing the pits and substrate holding the berries can be tedious. My method is pick without excessive substrate. Process in 20 pound lots. Wash several times.
After washing swipe across a frame of chicken wire to remove as much substrate as possible.Place in cooking pot and cover with water, juice is too thick without water.
Cook until soft (About 20 minutes). Hand blend into a slurry.
Run through a 5 mm mesh strainer to remove seeds and substrate. Pressure can at 15 PSI in liter jar for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.

Add water for cooking since grapes juice can be quite thick, cook until soft in about 20 pound lots, half a bushel. Blend into a slurry. Put the slurry through a 5mm strainer. The substrate and seeds are removed. Place in liter jars and pressure can at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage at room temperature.

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20 September 2020 Tomatoes

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Forty five pounds, one bushel of tomatoes, were purchased for 35 dollars and processed int0 21 liters of Pressure Canned juice. Pictures depict the procedure.Frost killed my tomato plants on 18 September 2020.Zone 5.

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17 September 2020 Chickpea Tempeh

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Five hundred ml of chickpeas were prepared for making tempeh. Method Boil in water for two hours. This loosens skins and softens the peas.Cool in cold water and rub he peas together and pour off the tough skins. Do this five times and the skins are completely removed. Remove any excess water. Add two tablespoons of vinegar and drain thoroughly.Add half a teaspoon of tempeh starter and mix thoroughly. Place peas in cotton lined molds of choice. Place in fermenter at 31C for 40 hours. After 40 hours the peas will be photographed displayed.
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After 60 hours fermentation.

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17 September 2020 Vegetable Juice

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The season garden is winding down. Fourteen liters of juice was made from tomatoes.beets and carrots. It was pressure canned at
15 PSI for 15 minute for long term storage at room temperature. Method was wash, water added, cooked and blended into a slurry. Strained through a 2 mm mesh, then residue put through a Champion Juicer.There is very little throw-away residue from the proces.Annotated pictures depict the process.

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16 September 2020 Yukon Gold and Superior.

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The few potatoes remaining were harvested and placed in the cold room.Yield was low due to cold Spring and drought. Quality is good and it will be a few meals.Season is coming to an end. It was 4C today.

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